Engineering manager

Department:  Engineering

Reports To:  COO

Revision Date:  03/13/2019

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Position Overview:

The Engineering Manager manages the electrical, mechanical, drafting and controls personnel of Phoenix.  This entails setting goals and assignments, motivating and leading staff as required to meet the objectives and deadlines of the projects as scheduled by the business. The Engineering manager is charged with implementing and improving design and engineering processes and documentation in order to meet professional engineering standards and to meet or exceed ISO 9001-2015 requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Hires, manages and reviews engineers in the mechanical design, electrical design and control engineering functions. Provides direction and motivation for these and any related teams of professional engineers and technicians.

  • Develops the budgets, partnerships and capital expenditure needs for the department

  • Works effectively with other functional managers, the product manager and any necessary outside resources, developing coherent, achievable project requirements, plans, schedules and milestones.

  • Defines measurable milestones (phases), implementation schedules, technical and schedule risks with mitigation plans and cost estimates for the project in conjunction with the product manager.

  • Manages and facilitates the accomplishment of project milestones.

  • Ensure completion of these deliverables and the adherence to timelines and makes alterations when necessary to meet expectations.

  • Develops the new product development processes and project documentation that ensures effective and professional product development. Ensures that these processes meet internal Phoenix design standards and audit-able requirements for ISO 9001-2015.

  • Manages the hand-off of released products to manufacturing and service for new products per the design and development guideline and manages relevant changes to existing products through the ECO process.

  • Support Business Development efforts by participating in occasional customer interface and in supplying relevant technical information to meet customer bid requirements.


  • BS Engineering/related field or equivalent experience; advanced education and/or related certifications are a plus

  • 10 plus years’ experience in a technical industry, preferable leading an engineering team with responsibility for meeting strict deadlines.

  • Proficient leadership management skills

  • Highly skilled in verbal and written communications; effective organizational skills

  • Adaptable to change in the work environment

  • Demonstrated project management skills, principles, techniques, tools and software

  • Excellent computer skills; MS Office, AutoCAD (or comparable software), Electrical ORCAD, SolidWorks, etc.

  • Experience with business process in an ISO 9001 or similar environment

Phoenix offers an exceptional benefit and compensation package in a transparent, collaborative team environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  If this opportunity peaks your interest and you feel Phoenix may be the organization for you, we look forward to hearing from you. 

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